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Air Pollution and India's Burden of Health

May 29, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai

Ambient air pollution in India is a severe health problem, contributing to nearly one million premature deaths annually. Energy emissions vary across urban and rural populations but monitoring is often limited only to urban regions. Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai invites you a lecture by Dr. Alexandra Karambelas from The Earth Institute at Columbia University on the links between energy emissions, air quality, and health outcomes along the Indo-Gangetic Plain and regionally across India. Her research uses an urban-versus-rural emissions framework to support and expand the use of air quality modeling with a view to offering appropriate regional mitigation strategies to improve health outcomes.

About the Speaker

Dr. Alexandra Karambelas is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. She received her PhD in Environment and Resources and also holds degrees in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and a certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.